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Best time to visit Izmir, Turkey

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The best time to visit Izmir is September

Izmir can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, September is the best time to go.

The warmest month of the year in Izmir is August, where the average temperature gets to around 33℃ (91℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 37℃ (99℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 3℃ (38℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Izmir in June, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Izmir falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Izmir, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

June

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Izmir seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Izmir as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Izmir is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Izmir

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Izmir for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Izmir climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Izmir for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Izmir in January

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 13 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Izmir in February

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Izmir in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Izmir in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Izmir in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Izmir in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Izmir in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Izmir in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Izmir in September

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Izmir in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Izmir in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Izmir in December

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Izmir in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Izmir is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Izmir is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Izmir is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Izmir, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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